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Wine Tasting in the City

Lauren recounts her experience at Tuning The Vine, a mid-week wine tasting adventure in the heart of Cape Town CBD.

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Weekend breaks from Joburg

Joburgers don't know how good they've got it when it comes to getting away for a weekend. The great advantage of the city’s central location is that within a few hours drive there are an incredible variety of places to escape to, in almost every directio

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From Durban to the Drakensberg

Portfolio’s Lauren and her husband took a trip to KZN, taking in the spicy flavours of Durban, the sweeping vistas of the Drakensberg and the breathtaking tranquillity of the Sani Valley. Here she tells us about her stays along the way...

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Stillness and Sanctuary at Sani Valley Lodge

Portfolio’s Lauren finds sanctuary in Sani Valley Nature Lodges, one of the most beautiful places in KZN…

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Food and Feasting at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Portfolio’s Lauren relates tales of Roman-style feasting at gourmet getaway Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse.

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7 Things to do on Route 62

South Africa is certainly one of the most scenic countries in the world and one of the very best ways to appreciate all it has to offer is to take the back roads more often! Instead of driving to the Garden Route from Cape Town via the N2 why not opt to e

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Hiking in Cathedral Peak

Portfolio’s Lauren loses herself in the breathtaking mountains of Cathedral Peak Hotel in the Drakensberg…

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Choose the very best area for your private safari in southern Africa

For many an African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime trip. A chance to tick the Big 5 off your bucket list. But, with so many areas in Africa offering safari options, it's often hard to know where you should go to get your best safari experience...

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Island Vibes at Coco De Mer

Portfolio’s Lauren discovers island vibes and a home décor mecca at Coco De Mer in Ballito…

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Meeting Naledi at Maropeng

If you visit the Maropeng Interpretation Centre just outside Joburg from now until 11 October 2015, you'll get to see the hominid fossils which have people taking across the globe and making the front page of the New York Times just last week. Portfolio's

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A home away from home at Acorn B&B

Portfolio’s Lauren experiences a wonderfully warm, feel-at-home welcome at Acorn B&B in Durban…

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A visit to the Ardmore Ceramics factory

Portfolio's Creative Director and Resident Artist, James, recently visited the Midlands of KZN and popped in to the studio and factory of the world-famous Ardmore Ceramics...

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7 Pet friendly places in South Africa

At Portfolio we’ve noticed that one of the biggest travel trends on the rise is people traveling with their animals, especially dogs. Fortunately there are more and more Portfolio places who are happy to host furry family members…

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Finding Nemo... at the Two Oceans Aquarium

One of our youngest Portfolio ambassadors, Ivy, recently turned 2. To celebrate her mom, Heidi, took her along to the Two Oceans Aquarium to meet one of her movie idols...

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Collective nouns for African animals

How well did you pay attention in your primary school English lessons? We bet you can’t recall all of the collective nouns… so we thought we’d put together a list of 20 of the best collective nouns for African animals we came across..

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Spring flowers and stables at Hartford House

Portfolio's James recently spent a night at the glorious Hartford House in the KZN Midlands. Read more about this haven for horse-lovers here...

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Our favourite Southern African airports

As Portfolio travel ambassadors we pass through a lot of airports in our travels. But we’re lucky that in this part of the world they’re not all giant modern monstrosities that require a 2km walk through a shopping mall to get to the gate....

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Fireside family time at Fairview

Most people looking for accommodation on the eastern side of the Garden Route would normally decide to book by the beach in Plettenberg Bay or in theTsitsikamma forest. But what they don’t know is that there is another option... amongst the fynbos in The

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Show us how you live the #PortfolioLifestyle and win

We're giving all travellers, and wannabe travellers, the chance to show us how you live the #PortfolioLifestyle and then win a trip to do it in style!

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Cruising through The Crags

Our guest blogger, Jonker Fourie, recently spent a relaxing weekend at Fairview House in The Crags and during his time in the area he had a whole lot of family fun with his kids.

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